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Tigers streak past Indians

Marcus Thames belted a two-run homer as the Detroit Tigers won their third straight by defeating the Cleveland Indians 5-1 Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at Comerica Park.

Detroit won this game as a -145 favorite, while the game’s six runs went well UNDER the night’s posted over/under (8.5).

Josh Anderson hit a two-run single for the AL Central division-leading Tigers. Edwin Jackson allowed only four hits and one run over seven innings for his seventh victory.

Ryan Garko hit a solo home run for the Indians. Cliff Lee whiffed eight batters, but gave up three runs off five hits in a losing effort.